Seven-Tenths : The Sea and its Thresholds

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Seven-Tenths is James Hamilton-Paterson's classic exploration of the sea. A beautifully-written blend of literature and science, it is here brought back into print in a revised and updated edition which includes the acclaimed essay Sea Burial.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 26mm | 299.38g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 8 b/w
  • 0571229387
  • 9780571229383
  • 251,595

About James Hamilton-Paterson

James Hamilton-Paterson is the author of the bestselling Empire of the Clouds, which was hailed as a classic account of the golden age of British aviation. He won a Whitbread Prize for his first novel, Gerontius, and among his many other celebrated books are Seven-Tenths, one of the finest books written in recent times about the oceans, the satirical trilogy that began with Cooking with Fernet Branca, and the autobiographical Playing With Water. Born and educated in England, he has lived in the Philippines and Italy and now makes his home in Austria.
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"'Informative, arcane, sometimes poetic, and always articulate.' William Golding"
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